Successfully blending refined comfort with endless adventure opportunities, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is an established sustainable eco-resort and 365-acre private nature reserve, set alongside the banks of the Macal River in the Cayo District of Belize.
Set in a 365 acre private nature reserve at the foothills of the Maya Mountains, Chaa Creek's green practices and sustainable tourism focus have won multiple awards
An endless array of family friendly activities are on offer ranging from canoeing, biking, horse riding, to exploring the rainforest medicine trail
A wide range of accomodation styles are available with a fantastic contrast of modern and rustic touches means there is something for every taste
Not only is there a lovely spa onite, but there's also an infinity pool, butterfly exhibit, stables, natural history centre, organic garden, and a wood working shop!
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is recognised as a perfect model of sustainable development within Belize’s rainforest and has won many awards for its approach towards responsible tourism.
The 23 thatch-roofed and stucco cottages reflect the traditional architecture of the region. Each cottage has beautiful Mexican tiled floors, large mahogany beds, original artwork and private bathrooms with hot showers. The two modern Ix Chel villas offer a truly luxurious experience, with Jacuzzis, al fresco showers, plunge pools and personal butler service, as well as hi-spec accommodation.Each has two bedrooms making them perfect for families or two couples travelling together.
There is a lovely restaurant serving a combination of modern and traditional cooking techniques with fresh local produce, much of which is sourced from the lodge's organic Mayan farm. The hilltop spa offers a perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of a day of discovery and exploration. There is also a large infinity swimming pool which is an inviting way to cool off.
The lodge has its very own stable of well-trained horses, allowing you to explore the heart of the reserve on horseback. One can also explore the natural wonders of the remarkable Rio Frio Caves or the Rio On pools, then meander down the Macal River in an authentic dugout canoe and catch a glimpse of the abundant river wildlife.
When to visit
To experience life on a tropical river, it's fun to take a canoe along the Macal River to San Ignacio, where staff will meet you and drive you back.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is set along the banks of the Macal River and reaching towards the foothills of the Maya Mountains. It is a short drive from San Ignacio Town.
12 hour international flight (via Miami) to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Belize City. The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a 2-hour drive from the airport. Alternatively it can be reached easily from Tikal in Guatemala.
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Actun Tunichil Muknal or ATM caves is one of Belize’s most impressive adventure experiences and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were and virtually untouched for centuries.
Horseback Riding Cayo District
Follow trails through the rain forest visiting Mayan plazas and ceremonial sites, including Skeleton Cave. Finish the day at Big Rock Falls, where you can take a refreshing dip and enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to your lodge.
Tikal Tour with Restaurant Lunch
Experience one of the Maya world's most impressive and evocative temple complexes, Tikal, and feel like a true Indiana Jones. Tikal is arguably the greatest of all Mayan cities. Enjoy a fascinating private guided tour with your very own archaeology guide.
Explore the majestic Mayan ruins at Xunantunich with your very own private guide. This classic period site was a thriving city near the end of the Classic period and provides an impressive view of the entire Mopan River valley.